Mindjet, a developer of mind mapping, work management and collaboration software, has launched a free Android app. What isn’t mentioned in the blog post announcing the new app, is that it wasn’t actually made by Mindjet. Rather, they’ve acquired the small company behind the Thinking Space app to make their way onto the Android Market more rapidly and build upon an existing user base.
A couple of months ago, Mindjet’s Chief Product Officer, Blaine Mathieu, wrote a blog post on the company’s mobile strategy, highlighting their support for the iOS platform. To date, there have been roughy 325,000 downloads of Mindjet’s iPhone and iPad apps.
Thinking Space has actually seen more success with its Android app, clocking more than 1.1 million downloads.
Mindjet for Android is essentially a pocket productivity tool that helps users capture ideas, create business plans and organize thinking in order to boost productivity.
Update: Financial terms of the acquisition of Thinking Space were not disclosed, but the company did offer a statement on when the deal was forged:
The acquisition of Thinking Space, the leading information mapping solution for Android, was finalized in late summer for an undisclosed price. Key members of the Thinking Space team have joined Mindjet and will lead the continuing development efforts as we integrate it into the Mindjet platform.